Graham Barr didn't seem to understand that errors for "system-related" operations
should be returned by setting $!
to something sane, and instead
put the error text in $@
, which is reserved for eval
No amount of pleading with him has seemed to convince him that he needs
to set the appropriate value.
So try looking in $@ instead of $! when you get an IO::Socket::mumble error.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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